Aninver wins its first project in Senegal
In this new study Aninver will analyze the evolution of household fuel supply and demand for household fuels and generate strategies for meeting the needs of three Senegalese cities: Thiès, Saint Louis and Kaolack
Aninver, the Spanish market intelligence and management consulting firm specialized in working for Development finance Institutions and donor-funded projects, will perform its first consulting assignment in Senegal. The duration of the study will be 4.5 months and the assignment's budget is 79,146 €. The client is the ministry of Environment, which counts on financing from the World Bank through the program PROGEDE II (Second Phase of the Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Project for Senegal). The development objective of PROGEDE II is to contribute to increase the availability of diversified household fuels in a sustainable and gender equitable way, and to contribute to increase the income of participating communities while preserving the forest ecosystems.
In recent years, the Ministry of Environment of Senegal, through PROGEDE, has initiated actions that are beginning to produce a transformation of the operating scheme of the domestic fuel sector in Senegal. The main development is to increase the total control of the charcoal production segment by the local populations to enable them to make a substantial profit from the natural forest formations of their land. This profit increases their motivation and commitment to better forest preservation. In addition, PROGEDE has supported local populations concerned in setting up local management plan management bodies to support the process of transferring wood-fuel production to these populations.
The objective of this study is to provide Senegal with determinants for better planning of the domestic fuel subsector, notably through a better understanding of the evolution of household fuel supply and demand for household fuels to generate strategies for meeting the needs of the three cities: Thiès, Saint Louis and Kaolack. In terms of consumption, the cities of Thiès, Saint-Louis and Kaolack have fairly specific energy consumption profiles. These cities are experiencing rapid population growth and a rapid rate of urbanization implying a supply of household cooking energy that is increasingly problematic.
Sources text and picture: Ministry of Environment; PROGEDE; WBG